Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bones Likely Belong to Czar's Children, Experts Say (Update1)
Forensics experts in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg said bone fragments unearthed in July probably belong to the missing son and daughter of Russia's last czar, Nicholas II.

Experts concluded ``with a high degree of probability'' that the bones belong to Czarevich Alexei, heir to the Russian throne, and Grand Duchess Maria, Vladimir Gromov, deputy head of the Sverdlovsk Regional Bureau for Forensic Medical Analysis, which examined the remains, said by telephone today.